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Department of English & Philosophy

English and Philosophy students gain real-world experience in Drexel’s Co-op program, the Drexel Publishing Group, Community-Based Learning courses and more.

Drexel University’s Department of English and Philosophy offers undergraduate degrees in English, with concentrations in Literary Studies and Writing; Philosophy; and Philosophy, Politics and Economics; as well as a variety of minors and certificate programs.

The Drexel Co-Op

Through Drexel's renowned cooperative education program, students embark on up to three, six-month periods of full-time employment, exploring their career options, strengthening their résumés and building a professional network in the process.

Learn more about the Drexel Co-Op Program

Community-Based Learning

From writing the life journal of a hospice patient, to exploring war stories alongside veterans, our unique Community-Based Learning courses allow students to gain a deeper appreciation for course material as they learn alongside our community.

See Available Community-based Learning Classes

Drexel Publishing Group

Students interested in writing, editing and publishing can build their skills in those areas by working with the Drexel Publishing Group, which oversees The 33rd, Write Now Philly, and related projects. Students can also work with Maya, Drexel’s student-run, undergraduate literary magazine.

Events with Writers and Thinkers

Students gain insider insight into the fields of literature, writing and philosophy through a wide variety of events. The department has hosted discussions with experts like Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor for Rolling Stone; Buzz Bissinger, author of “Friday Night Lights;” and distinguished philosophers like Robert Audi, Sally Haslanger and Neil Sinhibabu. The English program presents an annual Drexel Writing Festival featuring invited guests and workshops, while the Philosophy program holds a Faculty Work-in-Progress series attended by students and faculty alike.

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student Niayla-Dia Murray
“I wanted a field of study that would fuel my curious nature and allow me to apply what I’m learning to modern-day issues. It turns out that I absolutely love my philosophy major.” Niayla-Dia MurrayBA Philosophy & BA Political Science ‘20
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Recent News

  • a book with the title "Laila: Held for a Moment" by Leah Mele-Bazaz sitting beside a small orange pumpkin MFA Alum’s Debut Memoir Published During Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

    When Leah Mele-Bazaz found out that her first daughter had died in utero at the start of her third trimester, she instantly withdrew from everyone and everything around her. She told herself she would never talk about it, and she certainly would never write about it. But despite her promise to never put pen to paper, Mele-Bazaz started writing as soon as she got home from the hospital. Now, during Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, her debut memoir has been published.

  • Blue Drexel dragon logo CoAS Accomplishments in Brief We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.
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    Drexel English Language Center Helps to Prepare the Next Generation of Fulbrighters

    This past summer, the ELC expanded its IIE Fulbright offerings to include an English Teaching Assistants (ETA) program. The program, funded by a State Department grant, was geared toward preparing Fulbright scholars for their upcoming teaching roles across the globe.

  • Blue Drexel dragon logo CoAS Accomplishments in Brief We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Blue Drexel dragon logo CoAS Accomplishments in Brief We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Prospective Students

Please email coas@drexel.edu or call us at 215.895.1805 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!


Undergraduate Advising

Paige Chmielewski, Academic Adviser, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences

Paige Chmielewski

Academic Adviser
Korman Center 297
215.895.0271 | pr37@drexel.edu

Jenna Gregory

Jenna Gregory

Academic Adviser; First Forward Program Co-Lead
3018 MacAlister Hall
215.895.2590 | jeg362@drexel.edu

Kate Hughes, Associate Director of Advising and Student Success, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences

Kate Hughes

Associate Director of Programming and Partnerships
Academic Building, 311
215.895.1208 | kfh28@drexel.edu

Storylab

Sharpened pencils in a cup

Drexel Storylab is a College of Arts and Sciences initiative housed in the Department English and Philosophy. Storylab is a creative and professional resource for non-traditional students: professional adults, Drexel Alumni, current Drexel professors and other interested community members.

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Contact Us

Department of English & Philosophy

5016 MacAlister Hall
3250-60 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Main office: 215.895.6911
Drexel Writing Center: 215.895.6633